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A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

May 23, 2013 12:55 am0 comments
A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

When people from Greater Western New York hear the name “Henry Wells,” they immediately think of the Palmyra and Buffalo resident that cofounded Wells Fargo. What they might not know is that there was another person with a very similar sounding name that launched an honored tradition that continues across […]

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Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls is Based on What Greater Western New York Village?

November 15, 2012 12:58 am5 comments
Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls is Based on What Greater Western New York Village?

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift,” reigns as one of the all-time Christmas Classic. The story takes place in a fictional place called “Bedford Falls.” From its cozy main street and large fluffy snowflakes to its wholesome down-to-earth citizens, Bedford Falls seems […]

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What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

August 23, 2012 12:47 am2 comments
What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

If Greater Western New York was a State, what would it be called?

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Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

August 16, 2012 12:03 am0 comments
Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

Let the reader beware, this is most definitely a trick question. Back in the late eighteenth century, the Greater Western New York region contained few European settlers. The Niagara Frontier really was a frontier back then. Yet the territory represented a not-so-hidden gem to the politicians of a fledging America. […]

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